Found an unfinished pencil drawing while cleaning out the ol’ home office, decided to ink it. I don’t recall when I drew it in the first place, but from the looks of it I had been reading a lot of Jim Woodring comics at the time. Anyway. There you go.
Had a great time at Locust Moon Comics Fest yesterday. Above, a view of my table, loaded up with books & prints. Big thanks to the folks at Locust Moon for putting on the show and being tremendously hospitable. Wish I’d taken a moment to run over and check out their store, but that’ll just have to be a handy excuse for another trip to Philadelphia sometime soon. Thanks to everybody who stopped by to pick up a BLACK WELL or just to chat.
Also got a chance to catch up with great comics folks, among them Chris Pitzer, Mr. Phil, Jim Rugg, Sean Ford, and the incredible gentlemen of Secret Acres, who were also kind enough to give me a seat in the Acres-mobile for the trip back to NY. (Fun fact: both Barry and Leon of Secret Acres appear in THE BLACK WELL. Eagle-eyed readers take note.)
Got a nice little pile of comics waiting to be read, too (including WIZZYWIG, Sock, some Hic and Hoc books, more). So, Locust Moon Fest - recommended. I leave you with a drawing I did upon request for a little girl’s sketchbook, the theme of which was “birdicorn”. And as I said on twitter, when a little girl asks you to draw a “birdicorn”, you say “yes”…
This weekend: Locust Moon Comics Festival in Philadelphia. I’ll be there, gently urging THE BLACK WELL out there into the world, with lots of books, prints, original art, and whatever else I can whip up in time for the show. The show is this Sunday, December 16, and it should be pretty great. Check out this list of exhibitors - I heartily recommend buying anything & everything you can from, say, AdHouse Books or Jim Rugg or Secret Acres or Koyama Press. But really, it looks like there will be amazing comics all around.
If you’re in the Philadelphia area (the Philadelpharea?), come say hello. And if you’re not, well, of course you can still get yourself a little something in the ol’ BLACK WELL STORE. Always Be Closing, as they say…
After a wildly (or “mildly”, as the case may be) successful Black (Well) Friday sale, THE BLACK WELL continues to be available at its regular ol’ reasonable prices, anywhere from $0 to $45. Still right HERE, if you want it.
THE BLACK WELL makes an excellent holdiay gift for that special someone in your life who enjoys being pleasantly baffled by a comic book. Perhaps you know such a someone?
And thus ends this week’s stunning sales pitch. Thanks, and be well, friends!
One day left! THE BLACK WELL is still ON SALE, until midnight (or until I remember to deactivate all the discounts). So go on, take a break from work, READ it, see if you like it, then order a little something for yourself or a loved one.
So it’s totally appropriate to exploit your child just to sell books, right?
Anyway, just a little Saturday morning reminder that THE BLACK WELL is currently ON SALE. Look, even a 1-year-old “likes” it…
For no particularly good reason, just for “fun” (and… profit?), I’ve decided to have a “Black Friday” sale on my new book THE BLACK WELL. So if you’d care to join the consumer frenzy, read on for dealz dealz dealzzz…
PRINT BOOK DEAL: Get 15% off unsigned print-on-demand books, hot off their respective presses. To get the paperback, order one RIGHT HERE and enter discount code YY4CC62Y. For the hardcover, head over to LULU, where it’s already discounted for you (plus, they often have their own coupons you can use, too).
SIGNED BOOK DEAL: All signed books are 10% off, plus I’ll throw in an extra little print. Sound good? Good! Just go to the STORE and click “ORDER SIGNED COPY” for either the paperback or hardcover and watch that discount magically appear in your PayPal cart…
DIGITAL DEAL: Get DRM-free ebook files, directly from me, for just 6 bucks. A steal, I tell ya!
All these deals are good through this Monday, 11/26, so go, ye mighty, and spend. Please feel free - nay, feel compelled - to share this information with anyone and everyone. Thanks, and have a great Thanksgiving weekend!
Friendly Friday reminder: my new graphic novel THE BLACK WELL is out now, ready for readers. Above, two of the book’s characters, The Spectacular Synchronized Swimming Sisters Z.
Physical copies available in paperback or hardcover. Digital version available in the iBookstore & Kindle store, or get a DRM-free bundle. You can also get signed, sketched-in books directly from me. Signed hardcovers come with little prints - the image above is one of them. All signed books get sketches, like these:
If you like what you see, please take a look at the book website. And if you felt like passing this info along to a friend, it would be infinitely appreciated. Thanks!
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So, at long last, my Kickstarter-funded graphic novel THE BLACK WELL is now available to everyone - just visit theblackwellbook.com for all the details.
In keeping with the spirit of the original project, I’m trying a little publishing experiment in making the book available to the rest of the comics-reading world. So, you can get THE BLACK WELL in a variety of formats, including FREE online, cheap digital download, print-on-demand paperback and “special edition” hardcover (with bonus stuff). The idea is that anyone can read the book, but if you like it and want to support it, you can get more, whether it be an ebook, a physical book, or even a page of the book’s original artwork (which is also available, also inexpensively).
If you’re interested, please take a look. And if you like what you see, please consider spreading the word. I’m sure I’ll be talking quite a bit more about this in the coming weeks, but if you have any questions, please feel free to ASK.